Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author discusses "Wonder Valley"
Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author meets to discuss Ivy Pochoda's novel, Wonder Valley, on Thursday, February 15th at 5pm.
The best part? Ivy Pochoda will be joining in the discussion!
Seating is limited and reservations are required for this event. There is a $20 fee, and you must purchase your copy of the book from DIESEL. Please contact Diane Leslie to reserve a spot.
During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls.
There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city.
Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning--a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.
Ivy Pochoda grew up in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and is a former professional squash player. She is the author of The Art of Disappearing and Visitation Street. She now lives in Los Angeles with her family.